Late K-pop diva Goo Hara left a note—police
SEOUL — Singer Goo Hara, who was found dead at her home Sunday, left a note, according to police.
A note written by Goo was found on a table in her living room at around 6 p.m. Sunday by her housekeeper, who then filed a report with police, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency said during a press briefing Monday.
Police added that based on on-site inspections and family testimonies, murder was unlikely. A closed-circuit TV review showed that Goo returned home at around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, police said.
She was found dead in her home in Gangnam, Seoul, by the housekeeper, who was a longtime acquaintance.
Her agency expressed condolences following her sudden passing.
“It is with deep regret that we impart the heartbreaking news,” said Production Ogi, which managed Goo’s gigs in Japan.
A private wake will be held at Gangnam Severance Hospital as per the family’s wish, the agency said. The public is asked to not visit.
A separate public memorial will be held at Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital in Seocho, southern Seoul, from 3 p.m. Monday to Wednesday midnight for fans to pay respects to the late star.
In May, Goo was hospitalized for an apparent suicide attempt. Upon recovery, she issued a statement via her agency apologizing for “all the trouble.”
Last year, Goo was involved in a highly publicized legal battle with former boyfriend Choi Jong-bum, a 28-year-old hairdresser who threatened to release a sex video with her to media. In August, Choi was given a suspended sentence for intimidation, assault and property damage, among others.
Goo debuted in July 2008, joining girl group Kara, and quickly rose to fame.